Speaker Biography

John Sarter is an innovator and entrepreneur in the converging fields of real estate, renewble energy, and EV transportation, and the development of microgrids utilizing these assets. The goal of his work is carbon neutrality and GHG elimination within those 3 sectors, while enabling the redevelopment of a more reliable and resilient grid. John has owned and operated his Design/Build and development firms, Sarter Construction & Design, Off The Grid Design, and US DOE Award Winning Nanogrid Sol Lux Alpha, in California since 1986. With Off the Grid Design, John is leading the industry in the integration and development of Carbon Neutral Living + Transportation systems.

John Founded the Microgrid Development Group SF Bay Area in 2014 and currently consults with industry and policy leaders in the area of zero carbon community development. He is currently the Clean Coalition Program Manager for the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative, aimed at creating resilience and ghg reductions through the development of Microgrids, Community Microgrids, and Advanced Energy Communities. He is also on the “Core Team“ of the Center for Climate Pretection’s Advanced Community Energy (ACE) Initiative. John completed sustainable design and entrepreneurship studies at Santa Rosa J.C., Sonoma State University, and Stanford University.

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